Aetna News

  • Fireworks Safety As the 4th of July approaches, the officers and members of Aetna would like to remind you of the dangers associated with fireworks.  Almost half of fires that take place on Independence Day are the result of fireworks, as well as countless injuries.  Consider instead attending a professional fireworks display such as the City of Newark's Liberty Day at the UD Athletic Complex.  See the below link to the National Fire Protection Association for further information on fireworks safety.  We hope that you have a safe and happy holiday!NFPA Fireworks Safety
    Posted Jun 29, 2016, 12:58 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
  • Passing of Life Member Robert G. "Tater" Sweetman The Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company regrets to announce the passing of Life Member Robert G. "Tater" Sweetman.Robert G. “Tater” Sweetman was a Life Member of the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company. He joined on May 1, 1962 serving for over 54 years. Tater was elected as an Assistant Chief and later as a member of the Board of Directors.  He was one of Aetna’s representatives at many fire service organizations throughout his career. In 1977 he was elected President of the New Castle County Fire Chiefs Association. He served as President of the New Castle County Volunteer Firefighters Association in 1981. He served many years as a member of the New Castle County Fire Advisory Board ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2016, 7:26 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
  • Tanker Trailer Rollover At 1555 hours on May 30, 2016, Aetna along with New Castle County Paramedics were dispatched to the intersection of Ogletown Road and Library Avenue for a motor vehicle collision with rollover.  Units arrived to find a tanker trailer hauling approximately 4,000 gallons of milk on its side.  The driver of the vehicle had self-extricated prior to fire department arrival, was uninjured, and refused service.  Crews were then faced with the difficult task of mitigating both a fuel leak as well as leaking milk.  Fire Chief Drew Bowerson requested resources from the Belvedere Fire Company (HAZMAT 30), DNREC, DELDOT, and several large rotators to assist.  Under the guidance of DNREC, collapsible basins were used to capture leaking product ...
    Posted May 31, 2016, 10:44 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
  • EMS Week BBQ Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co of Newark recently celebrated the 42nd Annual "Emergency Services Week" with a barbecue at Fire Station 8.Aetna renowned Chefs Ralph Tucker and Dan Seador grilled pork, hamburgers and hot dogs.  EMS Lt. Chris Zistl led a recently formed, "Feeding the Finest" crew, a group of Aetna members, in creating numerous side dishes.  Desserts and give away items were donated by Bing's Bakery, Rita's Water Ice, Green Turtle,  Duck Donuts, Iron Hill Brewery, Klondike Kate's, Claymont Steak Shop, Malin's Market & Deli, National 5&10, Cold Stone Creamery & Grotto Pizza.  Amy Fitzgerald, the Deputy Chief of EMS at Aetna, said "The purpose of EMS Week is to ensure that the contributions of ...
    Posted May 25, 2016, 9:49 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
  • Donated Pet Oxygen Masks Make a Difference Firefighters rescued 5 cats from a residential fire in the Timberlane Trailer Park in Christiana on Friday, May 20.Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co of Newark sent an Engine Company & Ladder Company to assist the Christiana Fire Co with fire suppression.  Aetna Ambulance A7 was sent to the fire scene for EMS standby and firefighter rehab.  A7's crew soon found themselves thrust into a different role.  Christiana firefighters brought the rescued cats to A7 for care.  A7's crew used recently donated pet oxygen masks to treat the distressed felines. Several times a year Aetna is faced with pets in distress after being rescued from fires.  In the past, Firefighters and EMT's have improvised by using oxygen delivery ...
    Posted May 25, 2016, 9:51 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
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Mar 215831

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